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September 13, 2016
A removable library ladder in a kitchen is both playful and convenient.
July 14, 2016
In this episode, host and managing editor Justin Fink talks with editor-in-chief Rob Yagid and design editor Brian Pontolilo about burying electrical conduit, proper fall protection, and pyrrhotite foundation failures. Resources…
March 6, 2016
At the age of 10, I was taught to build this step stool by my 85-year-old neighbor. That was 51 years ago, and no matter where on this stool I…
January 6, 2016
Using items collecting dust in my shop, I assembled a simple fixture (drawings above) for holding tools and materials while I work on an extension ladder. I started by cutting…
July 11, 2015
Many years ago, I was working on a job site where the electricians had a piece of 4-in. PVC pipe attached to their ladders to hold their cordless drills. As…
June 30, 2015
Residential-grade Type 1 Podium ladder
January 7, 2015
Q: I have a fiberglass extension ladder that stays on my truck all year long. The ladder’s protective finish has worn away, and when I use it bare-armed, I itch like…
March 5, 2014
Solid-Sawn vs. LVL
March 8, 2012
My property-maintenance business sends me up plenty of ladders to work on gutters or to pressure-wash buildings. If you’ve ever attempted either of these tasks on a ladder, then you…
January 19, 2012
I recently installed a new deck using PVC decking material. The decking is a great product, but I think it’s a little too slippery to provide a reliable grip for…
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